Series 9: Molecular Genetics
ISBN : 81-88279-04-8
Year: 2004
HARDBOUND PAGES: VIII + 390
CROWN SIZE Rs. 500/-

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, FORENSIC SCIENCE AND GENETIC ENGINEERING

CONTENTS

BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Introduction and definitions
  • Old and new concepts of biotechnology
  • Biotechnology in India
  • Prospects of biotechnology in India
  • Impact of biotechnology
  • Contributions of biotechnology
  • Industrial biotechnology
  • Medical biotechnology
  • Animal biotechnology
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Biotechnology in agriculture, horticulture and forestry
  • Biofertilisers technology
  • Microbial biotechnology
  • Biotechnology of energy
  • References

FORENSIC SCIENCE

  • Introduction
  • Forensic science laboratories
  • Set-up and working of various divisions
  • Illustrative cases
  • Forensic examination of biological fluids, stains
  • DNA fingerprints
  • Forensic psychiatry (insanity)
  • Law in relation to medical men
  • Forensic medicine and medical jurisprudence
  • Future prospects

GENETIC ENGINEERING

  • Introduction
  • Techniques of genetic engineering
  • Methods of gene isolation, identification and synthesis
  • Mapping genes on specific chromosomes
  • Genomic library
  • Cleaving DNA with restriction enzymes
  • Molecular analysis of DNA, RNA and protein
  • Detection of RFLP
  • DNA sequences
  • Mechanical shearing of DNA
  • Transcript mapping techniques
  • Synthesis of cDNA from mRNA
  • Searching for gene using computers
  • Gene synthesis machines
  • Methods of specific gene cloning, transfer and expression
  • Amplification of DNA by polymerase chain reaction
  • Specific gene transfer
  • Expression of induced genes
  • Applications of genetic engineering
  • Conclusions